Door Features

Superior Joinery

We decided years ago that we wanted to build the finest handcrafted screen doors available. They needed to be made of natural wood with wide stiles and rails. They needed to be well crafted, strong, and be available in both traditional and creative designs. With our Premium and Select Series doors, we feel that we’ve achieved our goal.

Premium Series Construction

Our Premium Series doors are simply the best. They are made from 4 ½” wide stiles and use traditional mortise and tenon joints, the same kind used for hundreds of years by woodworkers around the globe. This process involves shaping the tenons out of the rails and mortising a matching hole into the stile. It's a time tested method that results in a joint that can withstand enormous amounts of pressure. To further ensure the joint holds up - even if the glue dries out - we drill and pin the joint with a hardwood dowel so the joint will never come apart.

Select Series Construction

Our Select Series doors are made with a strong and reliable floating tenon joint using high quality hardwood dominos. No particle board here. The Select Series also uses slightly thinner stiles, measuring 3 ¼” wide.

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Expertly Sourced Materials

All of our screen doors are built using sustainably-sourced hardwoods. We offer our Premium Series doors in your choice of Poplar, Red Oak, and Sapele Mahogany. Our Select Series doors can be purchased in either Douglas Fir or Red Cedar.

Fir is a great choice for both painting and staining your door and has a great tolerance to moisture as well as sun if finished properly. Poplar is cost effective, stable, and accepts both stain and paint well. Red Oak is an excellent all around hardwood, providing strength, stability, and excellent absorption of stains and varnishes. Many medieval doors still exist today that were made of this heavy wood species. Sapele Mahogany is perfect if you want a door that can last for centuries in all weather conditions. We recommend Sapele for those that live close to the coastline or any type of harsh climate with a lot of moisture, intense sun, or salty air.

 

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Finish

Upon receiving your new custom screen door, it will be in its raw wooden state, sanded, and ready to paint or stain. While other manufactures may offer their products finished, we refuse to send anything out our door if there's a chance you won't be fully satisfied. There is simply too wide a variance between colors/stains for us to guarantee a perfect match, even if it's the same brand of stain or paint bought from the hardware store. Secondly, with nearly all of our screen doors being custom made-to-order, we do not prep for hardware on our end. In case your door needs to be trimmed down on site to ensure a perfect fit, this could ruin any preexisting stain, paint, or preparations made for hardware. Also, to make sure your door and hardware ship safely, these items will be shipped in separate boxes. 

To ensure your door lasts for many years to come, read our finishing instructions to learn how to properly finish your door.

 

Select Series Door Features

 Premium Series Door Features